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With the car parking reservations needed for Quandary Peak starting July 30th 2021, here’s some ideas on how to ride a bike there:
Use this map (https://caltopo.com/m/BDD0) to grab the GPX routes.
From Breckenridge (Road):
If taking public transportation, take the Bustang West Line from Denver to Frisco. Dispersed camping outside of Frisco can be found off of Miner’s Creek Road.
Take CO-9 South to the Quandary Peak TH. From South Main and South Park Avenue, it’s eight miles to the trailhead, with 1,400′ of elevation gain. This part of CO-9 is also a part of Adventure Cycling’s TransAmerica Trail.
If starting from Frisco/Frisco Transit Center, take the Summit County bike path system to Breckenridge.
From Breckenridge (MTB)
Take the Burro Trail, then transfer to the Miner’s Trail – expect some hike-a-bike at the end. Dispersed camping can be found all through the route. If starting from Frisco, take the Peaks Trail to Breckenridge.
If taking public transportation, take the Bustang Outrider Gunnison – Denver route, and get off at Fairplay.
Take CO-9 from Fairplay to Alma. This part of CO-9 is also a part of Adventure Cycling’s TransAmerica Trail. A protected bike way is found on most of this segment on the east side of the highway.
Continue on CO-9 up and over Hoosier Pass (dispersed camping available) and down to the Quandary TH. If one desires, you can cut out some highway riding by taking some of the county roads to the west of the highway (see the Caltopo map).
From Fairplay, this route is 15.5 miles, with 2,000′ of elevation gain.
Find dispersed camping along the McCullough Gulch Road, just north of the Quandary Peak TH. Reasonable dispersed camping starts about a mile up the road.
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